Will Pittsburgh Get A New Urban?
September 29, 2009 at 8:11 AM (PT)
Media mogul EDDIE EDWARDS may be the man who brings Urban radio back to THE STEEL CITY, as he recently spoke with THE NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER "about finding a way to replace the loss of WAMO, the city’s last Black radio station." EDWARDS is reportedly "just days away from holding a press conference to make formal, his plans.
"Don’t be surprised if I announce that I have negotiated a deal to buy a property and put a Black radio station back on the air," he said. "The numbers of African-Americans in radio have diminished since deregulation in 1996. Radio has done a horrible job employing minorities in this town. That has me fired up. I am hopeful to have something formal about it in a few days when I will call a formal press conference with all concerned."
EDWARDS told the newspaper he was "doing fine in retirement" until WAMO was sold in MAY (NET NEWS 5/15). "With no one doing anything to replace it, I got even more upset. It’s a 'Black out,' there’s no news and information about and for the community. There are elections coming up and, right now, we have no input."